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View Poll Results: What international airline offers the best 1st Class service?
All Nippon Airways 1 3.85%
Cathay Pacific 6 23.08%
Emirates 1 3.85%
Gulf Air 0 0%
Lufthansa 1 3.85%
Malaysia Airlines 0 0%
Qatar Airways 0 0%
Singapore Airlines 9 34.62%
Swiss 1 3.85%
Thai Airways 1 3.85%
Other 6 23.08%
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:44 PM   #1
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Forbes.com has recently set out to identify those airlines that do first class best. Who do you like among international airlines for first class service, and if you can, tell us why.

I'll reveal the top 10 order as compiled by Forbes.com in a few days, but in the meanitme place your vote in our poll.
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It all depends on where you are going and from where. Overall, Emirates is the best (provided it is on the A340)--you get almost a complete room! Thats who I prefer to fly with if I am leaving from Europe to go somewhere--pity they have limited US flights.

To Australia, United has an excellent product. To Europe, Singapore (if you can catch the JFK-FRA flight), VA, or BA (the Brits still know how to do old school lux). To South America, the only choice is American (everyone else flys a domestic "first" or a "business first").

Ones to avoid? Definately Air Pacific (its like a hostel in the sky full of backpackers looking for the cheapest way to Asia or Australia). Thai didn't impress me much either and actually, neither did any of the SkyTeam Alliance airlines

Ah, first class travel--the benefits of working for a company that still has ridiculous expense accounts (plus top-tier elite on One World and Star really helps too!)
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Going to the South Pacific, I definitely prefer Qantas over UA or NZ. Too bad it was not on the list.

I am still happy with BA first to Europe. As was mentioned before " BA (the Brits still know how to do old school lux). " they still have white glove service.
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Going to the South Pacific, I definitely prefer Qantas over UA or NZ. Too bad it was not on the list.

I am still happy with BA first to Europe. As was mentioned before " BA (the Brits still know how to do old school lux). " they still have white glove service.
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I can certainly understand your preference of Qantas over UA or NZ. Unfortunately, Qantas didn't make it to the Forbes list which is the basis for the poll.
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Originally posted by Ned@Nov 23 2005, 10:44 PM
Forbes.com has recently set out to identify those airlines that do first class best.* Who do you like among international airlines for first class service, and if you can, tell us why.

I'll reveal the top 10 order as compiled by Forbes.com in a few days, but in the meanitme place your vote in our poll.
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Ned, my fave has been left out of the poll! I LOVE British Airways--first class and business class....I have flown both Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic business class, but prfer BA. I have always heard that some of the Far East airlines are better.
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